Sherita Roundtree, PhD

Assistant Professor


Contact Info

LA 5348


Ph.D., English (Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy), The Ohio State University
M.A., English (Composition and Rhetoric), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A., English (Secondary Education), Salisbury University

Areas of Expertise

College Composition
Literacy Studies
Black feminist rhetorics and pedagogies


Sherita V. Roundtree, Assistant Professor, studies approaches for developing diverse representation and equitable access for students, teachers, and scholars who write in, instruct in, and theorize about writing classrooms. More specifically, Dr. Roundtree's current work centralizes the teaching efficacy, pedagogical approaches, and "noise" of Black women graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) who teach or have taught first- and/or second-level composition courses. Considering Black women GTAs' feelings of preparedness and approaches to teaching composition, she explores the networks of support they utilize and how they do or do not use resources to navigate pedagogical challenges. In this sense, Dr. Roundtree's research lies at the intersections of Composition Studies, Black feminist theories and pedagogies, community literacy, and writing program administration.

Scholarship: Black women’s literacies and writing pedagogies


Roundtree, Sherita V., and Michael Shirzadian. "Third Space: A Keyword Essay." Community Literacy Journal. (Forthcoming)

Maraj, Louis M., Pritha Prasad, and Sherita V. Roundtree. “Introduction.” Prose Studies (Special Issue) 41.1. (Forthcoming).

LaFrance, Michelle, et al. "Building a Twenty-First Century Ethos: Three Dialogues for WPAs (Symposium)." Writing Program Administration. vol. 42, no. 2, 2019, pp. 13-36.

Echols, Khirsten L., Louis M. Maraj, and Sherita V. Roundtree. “The Books We Need: Nuances of Black Writers.” The Books We Need Project at Studies in Writing and Rhetoric. 2017.

Service: CCCC Task Force for Reading in the Composition Classroom